tampering (huffpo link above):
LOL!MENENDEZ: Inspector General, did Chairman Issa send a letter on August 3rd of 2012 to all the inspector generals reminding them that under the Inspector Generals Act, it requires IGs to report particularly flagrant problems to Congress through the agency head within seven days, via what has been known as the seven-day letter? Did you receive that letter? And, if so, did you respond to inform Chairman Isaa of your investigation into the IRS?
GEORGE: Senator, we did receive the letter, and Chairman Issa's committee was the first to actually contact us regarding this matter. And so through the course of engaging the review, on occasion we have had communications with his staff.
MENENDEZ: In 2012?
GEORGE: And since then, yes.
new jersey senator robt menendez, by the way, is currently under fbi investigation
Grand jury investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), people familiar with probe say - The Washington Post
everyone knew, shulman, miller, lerner, ruemmler, mcdonough, george, lew...
everyone except obama
still, they lied
Orrin Hatch: IRS purposefully misled me - Lauren French - POLITICO.comRepublicans are training their attacks on acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller amid new revelations that he and the agency’s former top official knew employees were targeting conservative groups but failed to notify Congress despite repeated requests.
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, and 10 other GOP lawmakers wrote to then-IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman on June 18, 2012, demanding answers on why the agency requested donor information from groups seeking nonprofit status.
By the time this letter was sent, Shulman and Miller, who was the deputy IRS commissioner at the time, had been aware of the extent of the targeting program for about a month.
Still, in a Sept. 11, 2012, response to the letter, Miller offered a broad interpretation of the law allowing the request for donor information and said nothing about the targeting practice.
The letters between Hatch and Miller are written in dry tax-speak but are shaping up as central to GOP claims that Miller hid what he knew about the targeting, even as Hatch and others asked the IRS directly — and pointedly — about whether it was going on.
But Miller’s reply gave no hint that he did, in fact, have knowledge about what Hatch was seeking.
Report: IRS knew of targeting in 2011 - Philly.comWhile this was happening, several committees in Congress were writing numerous letters to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman to express concern because tea party groups were complaining of IRS harassment.
In Shulman's responses, he did not acknowledge targeting of tea party groups. At a congressional hearing March 22, 2012, Shulman was adamant in his denials. "There's absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people" who apply for tax-exempt status, Shulman said at the House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing.
Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller defiant as GOP attacks - Lauren French and Kelsey Snell - POLITICO.comMichigan Rep. Sander Levin, the committee’s top Democrat, said Miller and former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman had an “obligation” to inform the committee of the targeting program.
“Neither fulfilled their obligations,” he said.
joe crowley from queens, ways and means last friday:
Dem: Ex-IRS chief lied to Congress - The Hill
why can't obama say flat out that he did not know what was going on at his irs for 2 years, why does he confine his remarks to knowledge of the tigta report?
and does he really expect anyone to believe that denis mcdonough, cos, knew tigta's conclusions while barack obama didn't?
seeya in evil issa's awful oversight tomorrow
seeya in the brady briefing room all year